Liskeard and Looe Tangle club visit Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station
Members of Liskeard and Looe Tangle club recently visited Looe Lifeboat Station with their national president Sue Hill
The Liskeard and Looe Tangle club is a member of the national association of Tangent clubs. Last Wednesday, 20 November 2019, members of the group accompanied their national president, Sue Hill, on a visit to Looe lifeboat station. They were met by our Lifeboat Press Officer, Ian Foster. who welcomed the group to the lifeboat station. Ian explained how the RNLI and an inshore lifeboat station operates and showed the group the kit worn by our volunteer crew, the charity’s launch tractors, Atlantic 85 and D Class inshore lifeboats.
Sue Hill explained that during her term of office she has chosen the RNLI as her charity and the national association of Tangent clubs hope to raise enough funds to provide five rescue water craft for the RNLI’s lifeguard service. Sue went on to say that ‘When visiting a Tangent club on the coast, she tries to visit the local lifeboat station. She was particularly interested to see around an inshore lifeboat station, learning how we operate two inshore lifeboats.
After showing the group around the Albatross boathouse, Ian thanked Sue Hill and the National Association of Tangent clubs for their support of the RNLI and our volunteer crews. He mentioned to the group that the RNLI is facing a Perfect Storm, the charity is busier than ever; people are still drowning, but income is down. Their fundraising will help the charity to save more lives by investing in the future of lifesaving.
Notes to editors
· Members of Liskeard and Looe Tangle club and national president Sue Hill beside Looe RNLI’s Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat
Sheila and Dennis Tongue II
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster
· Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith
· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk
· Looe RNLI Facebook page www.facebook.com/LooeRNLI
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